The Terminator, R2-D2 & You

By David Geller   |   December 30, 2013

What do the Terminator and R2-D2 have in common?  Physically, they are very different and they play very different characters in the movies. The Terminator is focused (at least in the first movie) on destroying humanity, but R2-D2 tries to save humanity. But even with all their differences, they have something in common that makes them completely different from any of us: they are robots, while we are biological beings.

Unlike robots, our human bodies need to be nurtured.  And not just once in a while, but every day.

Your body and mind are key elements of your wealth. Yes, you can push yourself to get by on less sleep, little exercise, and an unhealthy, fast food diet.  But don’t kid yourself.  If you fail to nurture your mind and body, you eventually will pay the price, just as you would by skipping the routine maintenance on your car.  You will feel run down, think less clearly, and have a harder time accessing your wisdom.

If you feel your body and mind are somehow different – that you are perhaps more robot than human – I challenge you to spend one month sleeping 8 hours a night, exercising 30 minutes a day, and eating a healthy diet.  My hunch is you will be amazed at how much better you feel, and how much more effective you will be at work and at home.

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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